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Teaching LGBTQIA+ Theatre

Recorded On: 06/21/2021

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This webinar focuses on the recent history (post-Stonewall to the present day) of LGBTQIA+ playwrights and plays and provides educators tools to expose their students to diverse, queer voices in the classroom and rehearsal room. The session will also provide information about inclusive language and pedagogy, and how to best support LGBTQIA+ students.

Learn from Dr. Natka Bianchini, who currently serves as Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Loyola University Maryland. Dr. Bianchini has taught a wide array of courses in theatre history, directing, and dramatic literature including courses on Urban Drama, Queer Theatre and Film, and Black Lives Matter on Stage. As a scholar, she has published two books; Samuel Beckett’s Theatre in America (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), and Albee and Influence (Brill Press, 2021), as well as numerous chapters, articles, and reviews.  Dr. Bianchini is a resident artist and board member with Iron Crow Theatre, Baltimore’s award-winning, professional queer theatre where she has directed three highly acclaimed productions.  As a professional director, she has more than 30 directing credits on the regional and educational level.

Dr. Natka Bianchini

Associate Professor

Department of Fine Arts – Loyola University

Dr. Natka Bianchini is a director, theatre scholar, and educator with more than 17 years of teaching experience.  Currently as Associate Professor in the Department of Fine Arts at Loyola University Maryland, Dr. Bianchini has taught a wide array of courses in theatre history, directing, and dramatic literature including courses on Urban Drama, Queer Theatre and Film, and Black Lives Matter on Stage.  As a scholar, she has published two books; Samuel Beckett’s Theatre in America (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015), and Albee and Influence (Brill Press, 2021), as well as numerous chapters, articles, and reviews.  Dr. Bianchini is a resident artist and board member with Iron Crow Theatre, Baltimore’s award-winning, professional queer theatre where she has directed three highly acclaimed productions.  As a professional director, she has more than 30 directing credits on the regional and educational level.  Dr. Bianchini holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in drama from Tufts University, and a B.A. in sociology from Wellesley College.  

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Teaching LGBTQIA+ Theatre
Recorded 06/21/2021
Recorded 06/21/2021 This webinar focuses on the recent history (post-Stonewall to the present day) of LGBTQIA+ playwrights and plays and provides educators tools to expose their students to diverse, queer voices in the classroom and rehearsal room. It also provides information about inclusive language and pedagogy, and how to best support LGBTQIA+ students.
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